Will my little hand held flashlight work for candling?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jmc, May 13, 2009.

  1. jmc

    jmc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2008
    South Central MA
    I am totally new to this.

    It is little hand held about 7" long and runs on a couple AAs--it has a regular 'flashlight-sized' incandescent bulb in it.

    I have tried it and I can see the air cell; and maybe the orb-like yolk.

    Just set eggs last night and was wondering.

    anyone?
     
  2. Mrs.Puff

    Mrs.Puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try one of those LED flashlights. That's what I use. They're really bright!
     
  3. Southern Chickens

    Southern Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use the LED's as well. They do work great!!
     
  4. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

    We used a mini maglite.
     
  5. jmc

    jmc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2008
    South Central MA
    What is the shape of an LED light such as you use?

    Cylindrical is better, right, rather than rectangular?????

    2" long? 7"?

    Some one gave me this mini that is the size of a half dollar; i think that's too small. But is it?

    It' s made into a key chain...........
     
  6. chickencarsten

    chickencarsten Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi fr.John,I made a great cadling light with a 60 watt bulb and a quaker oatmeal container.Get an extension coard with a light socket put the light in the oat meal container and cut a small hole about the size of a quarter in one end and you have a great candling light.Good luck with the hatch.If you need muscovy eggs let me know my ducks are laying. Best,Paul[​IMG]
     
  7. jmc

    jmc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2008
    South Central MA
    Paul:

    Another fantastic picture! I just saw this one (3 pm thurs.)

    I will be in touch about the eggs.

    AND THANKS FOR THE GREAT IDEA ON THE 'FREEBIE' CANDLING LIGHT!

    FRJM
     
  8. DrakeMaiden

    DrakeMaiden Overrun with Drakes

    Jun 8, 2007
    Kitsap County, WA
    I made one of those candling lights and found it didn't work as well as my hand-held LED (crank recharging) flashlight. JME. Duck eggs are hard to see into after about the first week, so I wouldn't sweat it too much. Good luck with your hatch!
     
  9. perrym1962

    perrym1962 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anything will work as long as you can see through the egg..LOL..[​IMG]
     
  10. jmc

    jmc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2008
    South Central MA
    thank you, folks
     

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